bq Aquaris E5s Specifications, Tests and Review

Display
5", 1280 x 720
Front Camera
5 Megapixel
Main Camera
13 Megapixel
Operating System
Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Storage
16 GB
RAM
2 GB
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 412
Battery
2850 mAh

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DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS bq Aquaris E5s
Product Type Smartphone
Form Factor Touch
Height 143.15 mm Better than 59 % of phones rated.
Width 72.15 mm Better than 67 % of phones rated.
Depth 8.7 mm Better than 70 % of phones rated.
Weight 139 g Better than 53 % of phones rated.
Body Colour Black, white
Waterproof (Water-resistant) -
SAR Value 0.836 W/kg (body), 0.89 W/kg (head)
Integrated Components FM radio
Connector Type Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm
Micro-USB - 5 pin Micro-USB Type B
SIM Card Type (Size) Micro SIM
SIM Card Qty Dual-SIM

Design of bq Aquaris E5s has dimensions of 143.15 mm × 72.15 mm × 8.7 mm and weight of 139 g.

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DISPLAY bq Aquaris E5s
Display Type LCD display
Display Technology IPS
Screen Size (Display Size) 5" Better than 58 % of phones rated.
Screen Resolution (Display Resolution) 1280 x 720 pixels Better than 65 % of phones rated.
Display Format HD
Display Features Quantum Color +

The screen size reaches 5" inches. Smaller phone displays are not necessarily a disadvantage. They are easier to use with one hand. However, displays of these sizes don't provide the same experience when watching videos or playing games, so they're better suited for less demanding users. It means, if you're a basic user and you don't expect to use your phone for activities like watching videos or playing games on regular basis, this size is perfectly adequate. The disadvantage of LCD displays is the relatively lower color contrast displayed, as the technology cannot display absolute black well. Also due to the higher power consumption, LCD displays are no longer as common in phones. Even so, some manufacturers still equip their phones with LCD technology. However, modern smartphones are already using OLED technology. The advantage of LCD phones is that they tend to be cheaper to build than OLED technology.

Display Resolution of bq Aquaris E5s is 1280 x 720 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px.

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PROCESSOR bq Aquaris E5s
Processor Type (CPU) Qualcomm Snapdragon 412
Clock Speed 1.4 GHz Worse than 51 % of phones rated.
Processor Core Qty Quad-core Worse than 55 % of phones rated.
Graphics System (GPU) Qualcomm ADRENO 306

The processor type of the bq Aquaris E5s is Qualcomm Snapdragon 412. The number of processor cores is 4. It is a number of cores that plays an important role in evaluating the performance of phone as it is responsible for computing operations. Smartphones already commonly have a core count of around 4 to 8. Multi-core processors can perform better and reduce the processing time of a request to a minimum, which is reflected in the responsiveness of the phone, e.g. in the speed of opening applications. bq Aquaris E5s is provided with processor´s frequency of 1.4 GHz. Normally today you will find this value between 1.8 and 2.8 GHz, and the higher the number, the faster the response of the phone. The processor frequency will thus be one of the important parameters if you are looking for a phone capable of managing several requests at once without major problems.

The processor also includes the graphics accelerator Qualcomm ADRENO 306.

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MEMORY bq Aquaris E5s
RAM 2 GB Better than 57 % of phones rated.
Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity) 16 GB Better than 50 % of phones rated.
User Memory 10.8 GB
Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory) microSDHC - up to 32 GB

The phone is provided with an internal memory of 16 GB. Internal storage capacity is often a key parameter, as it determines how many files, photos, apps and more your phone can store. This memory capacity is ideal for those who have a few basic apps and a few dozen photos on their phone. If you don't expect to use your phone to play games or need to store high-resolution photos, this size should be sufficient. There is almost no probability you're likely to see this low capacity on new smartphones. The standard memory today is around 64 and 128 GB. The best phones have internal memory of 256 GB or more. Fortunately, manufacturers nowadays think of all users and therefore offer phone models with different memory sizes so that everyone can choose what suits them.

In addition, if you need more memory, this model offers the option of inserting a memory card to increase the storage size.

Operating memory significantly affects the performance of the entire phone. bq Aquaris E5s has an operating memory of 2 GB. Phones with less than 4 GB of RAM are better suited for undemanding users who use phone more for basic needs and some essential applications only. But if you are a heavy user, reach for at least 6 to 8 GB of RAM, which is the standard today, or 12 GB for the really demanding ones.

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CAMERA bq Aquaris E5s
MAIN CAMERA
Number of Main Cameras 1
Sensor Resolution 13 Megapixel Better than 80 % of phones rated.
Sensor Name Sony Exmor RS IMX214 sensor
Lens Aperture F/1.8 Better than 81 % of phones rated.
Focus Adjustment Automatic
Light Source Dual LED flash
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
FRONT CAMERA
Number of Front Cameras 1
Sensor Resolution (Front) 5 Megapixel Worse than 53 % of phones rated.
Lens Aperture (Front) F/2.2 Better than 50 % of phones rated.

The rear camera of the bq Aquaris E5s has only one lens. Single lens is more typical for older phones or lower-end phones with lower quality cameras. The rear cameras of modern phones nowadays are usually equipped with two, three and sometimes even five rear camera lenses. A high resolution lens alone does not necessarily mean high quality photos. The main lens in this has a resolution of 13 Megapixel. However, if you are looking for perfect photos, in addition to resolution, don't forget to focus on at other parameters such as lens aperture or pixel size. Luminance is one of the main factors determining the quality of a photograph. Commonly today, this value ranges between F/1.8 and F/2.2. However, best photomobiles have an aperture of up to F/1.2. Value indicates how much light passes through the sensor and the lower it is, the better the quality of the photos. Main lens here is equipped with F/1.8.

Front camera
The front camera of phone bq Aquaris E5s has one lens. This number of lenses is standard on most smartphones nowadays. The resolution of main lens reaches 5 Megapixel. Again, it should be noted that resolution is not the only factor affecting the quality of the front camera photo. The aperture of main lens is F/2.2.

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BATTERY AND CHARGING bq Aquaris E5s
Battery Capacity (Battery Size) 2850 mAh Better than 63 % of phones rated.
Battery Technology Lithium polymer

The battery size of bq Aquaris E5s is 2850 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day.

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CELLULAR bq Aquaris E5s
Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Mobile Broadband Generation 4G Better than 91 % of phones rated.
Operating System Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Navigation GPS, GLONASS

bq Aquaris E5s supports 4G. 4G connectivity is still common today, although the latest phones already have 5G connectivity. 3G connectivity is now more of a thing of past and can only be found on older models. The phone's operating system is Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop).

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COMMUNICATIONS bq Aquaris E5s
Data Transmission GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, FDD-LTE
2G Band 850 GSM, 900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 1900 GSM
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Messaging Services SMS, MMS

Bluetooth 4.0 makes it easy to connect your phone to other wireless devices such as headphones, speakers, TV or tablet and more.

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MEDIA bq Aquaris E5s
Supported Digital Audio Standards WAV, AAC, MPEG 2 Audio, AMR, MP3, FLAC, AC-3, OGG, MIDI, APE (Monkey's Audio), AWB
Supported Digital Video Standards MKV, FLV, AVI, MOV, MPEG-4, 3GP, WebM
Sound Enhancements Dolby sound technology
FEATURES bq Aquaris E5s
Phone Functions Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, flight mode, vibrating alert
Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass, gyro sensor
Additional Phone Features OGS Technology, notification LED, Dual noise reduction microphones
OTHERS bq Aquaris E5s
Included Accessories Power adapter

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